Hello and happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend. Our Mediterranean cruise is ending today and we’ll be flying back home this afternoon, which means it’s back to business tomorrow. Boo! I love to travel but the first few days back home are always the worst. No pity party for me though because we are so lucky that we were able to take this trip of a lifetime and I can’t wait to share it with you.

Let’s get right back into DIY mode with an easy and inexpensive lamp makeover I did on my green lamp. We used it in the blue guest room in our house in Illinois and I loved how it looked with the turquoise painted walls, but I was ready for a change.

An easy and inexpensive lamp makeover using spray paint and water and vinegar to give it an aged, golden mercury glass look.I bought the lamp at HomeGoods a few years ago and picked it out because of the color, but it just didn’t fit into the style that I was going for in the guest bedroom in the new house.

An easy lamp makeover using spray paint and water and vinegar to give it an aged, golden mercury glass look.I was going for a lighter look in this room with blues and whites and I wanted the lamp to be an accessory, not the center of attention. I considered buying a new one but ceramic lamps are pricey and I really liked the shape, so I decided to give it a little makeover.

An easy and inexpensive lamp makeover using spray paint and water and vinegar to give it an aged mercury glass look.

I thought about going white but I wanted it to be a little different so I went for an aged mercury glass look, with a gold tone. I’ve done it the mercury glass look before, when I made a mason jar lamp for my new kitchen in our Illinois house, so I knew that I loved the look. What I didn’t know, though, was how well I would be able to cover the shiny green surface of the lamp.

There was only one way to find out…I just had to go for it.

Supplies

  • lamp
  • Rustoleum Mirror Effect spray paint
  • Rustoleum Gold Metallic spray paint
  • Rustoleum Dark Copper Metallic spray paint
  • water and vinegar solution in spray bottle (1 part water to 1 part vinegar)
  • damp towel (to blot water/vinegar solution)
  • painter’s  tape

Love this easy and inexpensive lamp makeover using spray paint and water and vinegar to give it an aged mercury glass look.

With the lamp cleaned up with a damp towel and the cord and socket all taped up with painter’s tape, I started my lamp makeover by spraying a light coat of Rustoleum gold metallic spray paint on the lamp. The paint dried very quickly so, after a few minutes, I added 2 more light coats until the green disappeared.

Love this easy and inexpensive lamp makeover using spray paint to give it an aged mercury glass look.

Next, I tried out the Rustoleum Mirror Effect spray paint and the water and vinegar solution. First, I lightly spritzed some of the water and vinegar solution on the lamp, you want it to bead up and not run down the lamp.

Love this easy DIY lamp makeover using spray paint to give it an aged mercury glass look.Then I sprayed a light coat of the Mirror Effect spray paint right over the water and vinegar solution. I let the paint set up for about 30 seconds and used the damp paper towel to dab off the water drops.

Once I dabbed all of water off, I lightly (very lightly) sprayed a little bit of the Rustoleum Dark Copper Metallic spray paint, just to add a hint of color and texture. See how the water and vinegar solution gives it the aged look?

Wow! Love this easy DIY lamp makeover using spray paint to give it an aged mercury glass look.

After it was dry, I added a burlap shade and put it back in the room. I’ve been adding a lot of gold touches around the house and I wanted to have some in this room, so that’s why I went with the gold metallic paint. I could add more Mirror Effect spray if I wanted more of a silver look, but I really love the aged gold tone.

Wow! Love this easy DIY lamp makeover using spray paint to give it a whole new look. So I guess I would call this look “aged mercury glass with a gold tone”.

An easy DIY lamp makeover using spray paint to give it a whole new look.Sometimes you never know with these kinds of experiments, but I love how it turned out. I think it adds a bit of warmth to this corner of the room.

An easy and inexpensive lamp makeover using spray paint to give it a whole new look.An inexpensive DIY ceramic lamp makeover using spray paint to give it a whole new look.Have you ever changed the look of a lamp using paint?

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a great week, my friends!


Speaking of paint…I painted a couple of mason jars with chalk paint and made little planters out of them for my kitchen window.

An easy DIY project painting mason jars with chalk paint and turning them into planters for your kitchen window.

Chalk Paint Mason Jar Planters

One of my favorite projects was the mason jar lamp that I made for my newly remodeled kitchen.

Turning an old mason jar into a beautiful lamp with an aged mercury glass look.

Mason Jar Lamp 

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Hey there…hope you had a great 4th of July weekend. We had a low-key but great weekend with some really lovely weather, finally. I’m sorry to see it end so we’ll just ease into Monday with a little gallery wall project that I’ve been slowly working on in the guest bedroom.

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It’s been over a year since I revealed my blue guest bedroom and, when I last shared it with you, I still had a few things to finish. One of the items on the unfinished list was this blank wall that you see as you walk into the bedroom. When we first moved in I had a big, tall dresser on this wall but it was just too large for the space so once we painted, added a bed and fixed everything up, I had a blank wall that needed a little something.

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The first thing I tried was a small console that was used in the hallway of my last house. I put it there for a few weeks, knowing that I could paint it, but it just took up too much space in this small room.

Next, I tried some artwork. I’m not sure what the picture in the frame is but I felt that it looked lost on the wall.

Guest Bedroom Gallery Wall - chatfieldcourt.com

I just never got the warm fuzzies from anything that I tried (you know that feeling you get when you decorate an area and you know it’s just right?) so I started experimenting with different things to make a mini gallery wall.

Guest Bedroom Gallery Wall - chatfieldcourt.com

I did shop for pieces to display but ultimately used things that I already had, including the silhouette of Finn, which was a fun and easy project I did last year.

Guest Bedroom Gallery Wall - chatfieldcourt.com

Guest Bedroom Gallery Wall - chatfieldcourt.comIt took a while but I think I found a combo that I like…for now anyway.

Guest Bedroom Gallery Wall - chatfieldcourt.com

When you’re decorating, do you know right away if something is going to work or do you leave it for a while before you decide?

Hope you have a great week!

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Hey, hey how was your Turkey Day? We had a good day with good friends and good food. The rest of our weekend was spent decorating for Christmas (me) and relaxing (you know who).

If you’ve been hanging here lately then you know I just finished my 2nd guest bedroom makeover (if you are new…Welcome! You can read about my 1st guest bedroom makeover here and my 2nd guest bedroom makeover here). I wanted to share a small extra touch I added to each room for my guests. It was so easy to do and it was FREE! Do you see it on the nightstand?

Wi-Fi Info in the Guest Bedrooms | chatfieldcourt.comWhenever our girls come home to visit they yell out from their bedroom…”Moooommmm what’s the password for the internet?”

I usually end up reciting it 2 or 3 times until they get it, it’s a really long and complicated password, so I thought I would print out our wi-fi info on some card stock and frame it for each room.

Wi-Fi Info in the Guest Bedrooms | chatfieldcourt.comI used Picmonkey to make a simple design and added our connection name and our password (which is blocked out for privacy reasons, obviously). Printed it out on card stock, cut it to fit and slapped it into the frame. 15 minutes to do both…so simple. You could be all fancy and colorful but I went with something super simple…that’s just how I roll. 😉

I’m sure they’ll find something else to yell about. LOL

Wi-Fi Info in the Guest Bedrooms | chatfieldcourt.comSince this project was so quick and simple I was able to work on my Christmas decorating. It was a balmy 45 degrees on Saturday so I worked outside on my front porch stoop. Here’s a peek.

Wi-Fi Info in the Guest Bedrooms | chatfieldcourt.comHave you started your Christmas decorating yet? What about your shopping? I’ve done some but I’m a bit behind.

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If you’ve been following me for a while then you know I have been making over both of my guest bedrooms for the last several months. I’ve spent hours looking for inspiration online and, to say my brain is swimming with guest bedroom ideas right now is an understatement. So when Hometalk recently contacted me and asked if I would curate a board of magnificent guest bedroom makeovers for them I was beyond thrilled and didn’t hesitate to say yes!

What is Hometalk? It’s “the largest home & garden knowledge hub on the web” where bloggers, homeowners and professionals can share ideas and information and ask questions about home and gardening. Check it out…but be warned, you will be there for a while checking out all of the awesome and inspiring projects. If you have never visited Hometalk it’s easy to sign up and if you are already signed up, please follow me.

Let’s share the goodies now…the magnificent guest bedroom makeovers!

18 Magnificent Guest Bedroom Makeovers {a Hometalk Curated Board}If you click on the awesome graphic that Hometalk had made for me, you’ll go to the board I created with all 18 makeovers.

Here is a peek at just a few makeovers from my board: 

18 Magnificent Guest Bedroom Makeovers {a Hometalk Curated Board}

 The Backyard Bungalow’s lovely guest bedroom reveal

18 Magnificent Guest Bedroom Makeovers {a Hometalk Curated Board} Chatfield Court’s guest bedroom makeover…yes, this is my own guest bedroom makeover 😉

18 Magnificent Guest Bedroom Makeovers {a Hometalk Curated Board}

 Tidbits and Twine’s  beautiful guest bedroom makeover

I hope you’ll hop on over to my Hometalk board and browse around, pick out your favorites and get inspired by all of the amazing makeovers.

Many thanks Hometalk for asking me to curate this board for them. I had so much fun looking through all of the beautiful makeovers and I’ve gained so many great ideas!

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